The advent of social media and its rise in our culture has led to a simultaneous explosion of channels for promoting one’s voice to the world while at the same time overloading our minds with too many decisions to make and distractions. Overusing social media, spending too much time on tweets and posts can not only take its toll on one’s psychological well-being, it can also lead to a feeling of the whole process becoming dull and uninteresting, the latter of which could explain the disengagement of younger users with a platform such as Facebook. Steve and Ben explore the issues around social media burnout. They also touch on the 2016 Australian Election, the extraordinary result of a second hung parliament within a decade, and a trend in voting patterns away from established parties and orthodoxy, as seen in the recent Brexit vote and the rise of Donald Trump.
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